• Become a Partner in Education

    10-Step Checklist to Becoming a Partner In Education: 

    1. Contact our Community Relations Department to get started.
    2. Designate a Partner In Education (PIE) contact person & a few people to serve on a Steering Committee.
    3. Meet with the full PIE Steering Committee & Community Relations Specialist to discuss initial activities, which include:
      • Organizing a get-acquainted activity with your school partner
      • Developing a mission statement
      • Developing objectives
      • conducting a needs assessment and a resource assessment
    4. Meet monthly with the entire Steering Committee to plan activities and identify student achievement goals you will address.
    5. Appoint a Steering Committee member to serve as a recorder. This recorder will take monthly minutes and disseminate the minutes to school contacts, business employees, and the PIE office. The recorder should also be responsible for maintaining records for the annual report. The report should contain the following:
      • Contact information of business partners and school staff completing the report
      • Partnership mission to improve students' performance
      • Partnership school year goals
      • A brief description of each activity
      • The identification of achievement goals
    6. Appoint a steering committee member responsible for relaying public relations information to the PIE office, local media, and school newspaper.
    7. Promote the Partners In Education program in your business. Some examples include requests for input, letters in paychecks, letters sent to homes, posters in offices and hallways, bulletin board displays, etc.
    8. Coordinate employee volunteer release time, if possible. Arrange for all employees who agree to participate to attend an orientation session at the partner school. The building principal or staff member will conduct this training.
    9. Complete a Business Profile and Partnership Report Form and submit it to the Community Relations Department.
    10. Plan a partnership kickoff event with the Community Relations office's support to celebrate the partnership's formation!